Kilifi,KENYA: Religious leaders in Kilifi County have warned politicians against inciting Kenyans as the 2022 General Election nears.
Led by Bishop Mr. Leonard Kotse, the clergy also urged Kenyans to practice tolerance against one another and allow peaceful campaigns to reign.
Speaking at the residence of former Kenya’s high commissioner to Zambia Sophie Kombo in Mtwapa, the clerics vowed to pray for the country as nears the poll.
” As pastors, we will not fear to come out and pray to God to grant us good leaders who will mind the welfare of people. We will also pray to God to let His will be done”, said Pastor William Meni of JCC Majengo.
They also warned politicians against campaigning in churches instead asking them to respect places of worship.
“Its not okay to politick in churches since congregants also have their preferred candidates hence that move can create disquiet. We should instead ask our leaders to address wananchi outside the worship centers”, said Kotse.
Kotse reminded politicians to follow the footsteps of former president Daniel Moi who he says never politicked in church but would do so outside.
” Moi reigned for 24 years and never at any one time did he speak politics in church. He used to stand to greet them only”, he added.
Story by: Felister Adhiambo